Thursday nights we watch the wee one due to work schedules. We have found that it is easier for him to spend the night with us than for him to be picked up late by a parent, which we have found is more disruptive on our sleep cycle than him sleeping over (and most nights he is sleeping through the night). We have a little portable crib for him in our bedroom. I sleep in the bedroom, hubby sleeps on the couch in the other room so he can get sleep in case the wee one gets fussy. Son will pick him up in the mornings before I start work.
The first few Thursdays I slept restlessly. I forgot how much "noise" a little one makes when they move around at night and how often they might "coo" or "talk" in their sleep. Each movement or coo in the beginning would wake me up, but now I'm used to the majority of them. Sometimes he'll wake up and cry or fret for a minute. They might not attend to him, but I'm still getting use to him, plus I don't want him to go into a full blown cry and wake up hubby in the other room. So if he fusses for a bit, I'll pick him up and just rock him for a few minutes, he'll fall back asleep and then I'll lay him back down.
At a young age of 8-1/2 months, he has his favorite TV show already. He likes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney, Jr. We don't get Disney, Jr., just the regular Disney channel. Disney, Jr. is considered a premium channel in a different package than we got when we set up our cable line up.
He loves that show and is mesmerized with it. I have to admit, it is a cute show. Thankfully it comes on at 8:30 a.m. in the morning on the regular Disney channel so he is able to enjoy it. Each adventure Mickey and his friends are on involve them needing the help of Toodles who provides clues for what they might need. Like they need to climb up to hang lanterns. Toodles will have the tools available, like say a book, ladder, ball, etc. The kids are supposed to figure out what tool would help them climb (ladder just in case you can't figure it out.)
The show ends with the Hot Dog Dance.
It really is a cute song.
Except if you get it stuck in your head.
Hubby said there's a term for this. Earworm - a tune or part of a song that repeats in one's mind.
Yep, happened to me this morning. We were watching Mickey and his friends and a few minutes later son came to pick up the wee one.
I started my work day and in my head "hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog" is singing along. ALL DAY LONG. YES, ALL DAY LONG.
We are waiting for our table at the restaurant tonight and every other word out of my mouth is "hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog." I had to google it for hubby so he could be "blessed" with hearing it himself.
It didn't have the same impact on him like it did to me.
So I'm going to end this with have a great weekend
and hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog.
I dare you to go listen to it. Its only about 90 seconds long. Listen here.
Do you have an earworm song that seems to stick with you?
I'll give you one to start with.
"It's a small world after all....."
You can thank me in the comments.